Vol. 17 No. 34 - June 17, 2013


  • Truman Receives Award for Record Preservation Program

    Truman was the recipient of the 2013 Jonas Viles Award for its partnership with the Missouri State Archives to create the Northeast Missouri Records Preservation Program.

    This honor, awarded by the Friends of Missouri State Archives, is annually bestowed upon a person or organization that has made a significant contribution to the preservation of Missouri’s heritage. Named after the University of Missouri professor who rescued thousands of documents from the capitol lawn after the 1911 fire, this award is given to those who possess a deep commitment to the preservation and study of Missouri’s history and have made a positive impact on the safekeeping, accessibility, scholarship and/or promotion of the state’s past.

    In Truman’s unique program, students, under the supervision of Archives’ staff, arrange, describe and index historical court records from Missouri’s northeastern counties, in a secure on-campus facility. Although the program has only been active for three full semesters and a summer term, interns have already logged nearly 1,400 hours, processing 60 cubic feet of records. With this high level of production, the students have completed their initial project, involving records from the Shelby County Circuit Court, and are now working on a collection from the Clark County Circuit Court. Further, this effort now serves as a model for establishing similar opportunities with other educational institutions across the state.

    Stephen Wynn, head of technical services and systems in Pickler Memorial Library, accepted the award, presented by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander, during the Friends of Missouri State Archives annual meeting June 8 in Jefferson City.

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    Stephen Wynn, right, accepts the 2013 Jonas Viles Award from Secretary of State Jason Kander.

    Accomplishments of previous Jonas Viles Award winners include discovering historical records, processing extensive collections of records with limited financial resources, securing workspace for local records projects, placing scans of original documents online, providing significant financial support for historical projects, securing federal grant funding for historical projects, sponsoring a statewide conference with a variety of complementary activities and creating publications, radio series and other works.
  • Football Summer Golf Outings Scheduled

    The Bulldog football program will host a pair of golf outings this summer in St. Louis and Chicago.

    The St. Louis outing will take place June 24 at The Landings at Spirit Golf Course in Chesterfield, Mo. The Chicago outing is July 22 at the Orchard Valley Golf Club in Aurora, Ill.

    The St. Louis outing will return to the same course as last year only with an earlier start time. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. There is a Sunday social at Llywelyn’s Pub (2490 Taylor Road) located within the Wildwood Town Center and a special rate under “Truman State University Football” for out of town players at the Wildwood Hotel (636.733.9100; 2801 Fountain Place).

    The second year of the Chicago outing is back at the Orchard Valley Golf Club in Aurora. Registration will begin around noon with the shotgun start at 1 p.m.

    Both tournaments cost $500 per foursome. Individuals are welcomed to sign up and be grouped together. The St. Louis outing individual rate is $125 while the Chicago rate is $150. All rates include range balls, carts, meals and much more.

    Registration information is available at gobulldogs.truman.edu/store.
  • Families Invited to Join Weekend Picnic with Taiwan at Truman

    Truman will be hosting a group of 34 young high school women and their teachers from Zen Del High School of Chunghua, Taiwan this June and July for an intensive English language and cultural immersion program.

    “Taiwan at Truman” is looking for families interested in spending a few hours interacting with these students for food and games from 4:30-8 p.m. June 23. Festivities will take place at the Point Shelter at Thousand Hills State Park, with dinner available beginning at 5 p.m.

    In previous years, the Taiwan at Truman program has featured organized weekend homestays with Truman families. Due to scheduling challenges, this weekend picnic is being used in lieu of homestays to provide students with an opportunity to interact with American families.

    Individuals and whole families are welcome. While interaction with youth is desirable, interested faculty, staff and friends of Truman without children are also welcome to come and interact with the guests. The only pre-requisites are a desire to converse with students from a different culture, and a willingness to interact in typical picnic games during the evening.

    To help with headcount, interested individuals or families should contact the Truman Institute by emailing Kevin Minch at kminch@truman.edu or calling 660.785.5384. RSVP by June 20.


  • Scholarship Opportunities

    The CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship for students interested in business leadership and/or entrepreneurship. Applicants must answer a short online survey and submit a 500-1,000 word essay on “the CEO of tomorrow.” Possible topics could include (but are not limited to) company structure, company culture or utilization of technology. For more information, or to apply, go to ceo.com. Deadline is July 1.

    Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants will be awarding up to $1,000 each year to a scholarship winner. To apply, students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website at abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm.

    AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students. To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find online at aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. A $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted. Deadline for entry is Oct. 4.

    The Streamline Refinance Scholarship for Finance and Economics Scholarship is now available. Details can be found at streamlinerefinance.net/finance-economics-scholarship.html.

    StudentScholarships.org has scholarships available to Missouri residents on their website, studentscholarships.org/2013scholarships.php. Truman students should specifically look for the following scholarships: Gilbratti Scholarship, Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award, Healthy Choices Scholarship, Scholarship by Design Award, Black and Lee Scholarship, Caretenders Scholarship Program, LM Scholarship Program, Rogers Community Volunteer Scholarship Program, Sedary & Associates Scholarship and Lift Parts Express Scholarship.

    U.S. Bank will award 40 scholarships of $1,000 through a random drawing process. Undergraduate students attending an eligible four-year college or university participating in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program are eligible to apply. Further details regarding this scholarship opportunity can be found at usbank.com/scholarship.

    A-Z Printing has announced a scholarship opportunity for students in the amount of $1,000. More information about this “Impact a Life” college scholarship may be found at raffleticket.com/raffle-tickets-scholarship.html. Deadline to apply is Dec. 31.
  • Vaccination Clinics

    The Adair County Health Department will be conducting free Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis vaccination clinics for ages 11 and older. To schedule an appointment, call the Health Department at 660.665.8491. Clinics will take place at 1001 S. Jamison Street at the following times:

    July 22
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.

    July 24
    8 a.m.-6 p.m.

    July 26
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Next Issue

    The next issue of the Truman Today will be available online July 1.
  • Follow Truman Online

    Links to the main Truman Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts can be found directly on the University home page. A collection of other Truman departments and organizations
    can be found at social.truman.edu.



  • Pickler Memorial Library

    In the Gallery:

    “Explore 10 of America’s National Parks”

    Yosemite, Denali and the Great Smoky Mountains are just a few of the parks featured in the Library’s current exhibit. John Muir, often called “The Father of our National Parks,” is also highlighted as an early advocate of wilderness preservation.

  • Truman Summer At-A-Glance

    June 17-Summer Orientation
    June 20-Summer Orientation
    June 24-Summer Orientation
    June 28-Summer Orientation
    June 28-First Five-Week Summer Classes End

    July 1-Second Five-Week Summer Classes Begin
    July 4-Independence Day (no classes, offices closed)
    July 26-Eight-Week Summer Classes End
    July 27-Interim Begins

    Aug. 2-Second Five-Week Summer Classes End
    Aug. 3-Board of Governors Meeting
    Aug. 10-Interim Ends
    Aug. 14-Faculty Begin Work
    Aug. 16-Summer Orientation
    Aug. 17-Freshmen Move-In
    Aug. 17-21-Truman Week
    Aug. 22-First Day of Classes
  • SUB Summer Hours

    June 3-July 26
    8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    July 4
    July 29-Aug. 16
    8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    University Bookstore
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Jazzman’s Coffee Shop
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    On all orientation days, Jazzman’s will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Student Recreation Center Summer Hours

    June 3-July 26

    9 a.m.-7 p.m.

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Pickler Memorial Library Summer Hours

    June 3-July 26
    7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    1-5 p.m.

    4-8 p.m.

    July 29-Aug. 1
    7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Aug. 2
    7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 3-4

    Aug. 5-9
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 10-11

    Aug. 12-16
    8 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Aug. 17-18
    1-5 p.m.

    Aug. 19-21
    7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

    Aug. 22
    Regular Semester Hours


  • Notables

    Linda Seidel, professor of English, had her book, “Mediated Maternity: Contemporary American Portrayals of Bad Mothers in Literature and Popular Culture,” published by Lexington Books, a subsidiary of Rowman & Littlefield. It is available for purchase on Amazon.